There’s no denying that the electric vehicle industry is the future, and that future is now. It seems every car manufacturer is aiming to bring out the best electric vehicle to date as the world looks to cleaner and more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Now Ford is shaking up the truck market with their F-150 Lightning electric truck.
The F-150 Lightning truck was first introduced in 1993 and now almost thirty years later it’s being reborn as an all-electric pickup truck, with some promising numbers and an affordable price tag. The new Ford will feature a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive electric drivetrain and figures that rival the Mustang Mach E (which can go for about 300 miles on a single charge).
According to Ford, the new EV can outrun a Raptor with a 0-60 mph time in about the mid-4-second range. The dual electric motors will push out 563 ponies and 775 lb.-ft. of torque. These numbers make it the most powerful F-150 ever! The Lightning will come in four trims. The exterior is nothing too crazy or futuristic. Instead, it looks similar to regular gas-powered F-150s, with a few differences, including the “frunk.” The trunk is now located in the front and has 2.4 kilowatts of power, which can run gadgets and power tools without tapping into the power of the dual motors.
Ford is looking to price the electric pickup starting at $39,974, which makes it super affordable and reasonable for those looking to save at the pump (even cheaper than the new GMC Hummer EV that starts at $67,500). It’ll be made at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, with sales starting next spring.